February 27: Share recipes, remedies and memories

Recipes, remedies and memories circle

Share and swap your favourite recipes and remedies, and the stories and memories they evoke.

WHEN: 10am-12pm

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library, mezzanine level, 40 South St

COST: Free event


Wickety Wak members Rob Rosenlund & Tony Jeffrey have teamed up with the hilarious Dave Mitchell to perform as Outtawak. Their show includes send up’s and songs of artists like Tom Jones, Kermit the Frog, Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, The Platters, John Denver, and many more.

With their funny antics on stage, you’re sure to have a laugh and enjoy Queensland’s premier variety show.

WHEN: 10am

WHERE: Ipswich Civic Centre, corner Limestone and Nicholas Sts

COST: $15

Give a self-driving shuttle a try

The future is here. Head to Orion Lagoon and hop on an electric self-driving shuttle. It will travel along John Nugent Way. The self-driving shuttle demonstration is part of Ipswich City Council’s Smart City Program.

WHEN: 10am-12pm, 12.30pm-2.30pm and 3pm-4pm

WHERE: Orion Lagoon, Southern Cross Circuit, Springfield Central

COST: Free

First 5 forever: Story time

Injecting a dose of Ipswich Libraries into the Child Health and Immunisation program. Engage with library staff in nurturing your child’s love of language and reading while you wait.

WHEN: 8.30am-10.30am

WHERE: Goodna Community Health, 81 Queen St, Goodna

COST: Free

Digital paint

Explore what Virtual Reality (VR) is, see how experts are creating art online and find out how the technology is used other than entertainment. Every booking will get a chance to play around with a digital painting tool, Tilt Brush. Caution: Using virtual reality may cause motion sickness in some people.

WHEN: 10am-12pm

WHERE: Redbank Plaza Library

COST: Free event

Story time at Bunnings

Ipswich Libraries is bringing stories, songs, rhymes and other fun activities to Bunnings Warehouse. Bring the littlies along to the DIY area, next to the indoor playground, and join in.

WHEN: 11am-11.30am

WHERE: Bunnings West Ipswich, corner Brisbane and Clay Sts, West Ipswich

COST: Free

Kids workshops at Redbank Plaza

Workshops for children aged two to five are held at Redbank Plaza each Tuesday and Thursday. Children can enjoy fun, energetic, exciting sports based activity sessions. The sessions are designed to promote play-based learning. Places are limited, more info here.

WHEN: 11am and 11.30am, each Tuesday and Thursday

WHERE: Redbank Plaza, 1 Collingwood Drive, Redbank

COST: Free

Scale-free network: Micro Draw Workshops

See the world in a whole new way! Ipswich Art Gallery will be home to Scale Free Network’s exciting art-science laboratory. Microscope drawing workshops combine a lesson in science, art and mathematics inspired by the microscopic world.

Using the microscopes supplied, students look at slides and live samples from different areas of scientific research such as microbiology, geology, water ecology, parasitology and botany as well as their own special objects. They then create works of art. This is for students in Years 3-10. Bookings are usually made by teachers and are essential.

WHEN: Sessions at 9.30am and 11.30am Monday to Friday, until March 23

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place

COST: Free entry

Social cooking at Gailes Community House

Do you love to cook? Would you like to learn new recipes? Then get along to the Gailes Community House weekly social cooking group. The group prepares and shares a two-course lunch. Take home new recipes to try on family and friends.


WHEN: 9.30am-12.30pm

WHERE: Gailes Community House, 30 Karina Street, Gailes

COST: $5

19th & 20th Century Works

View some of the finest pieces from the Ipswich Art Gallery’s collection of 19th and early 20th century fine art and folk art, as well as contemporary works reflecting Ipswich’s heritage.

WHEN: 10am-5pm daily, until October 14

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place, Nicholas St, Ipswich

COST: Free entry

Learn tribal bellydance

Take an hour out of your busy week and give tribal bellydance a try. Classes are for women 15 and above. Tribal bellydance helps strengthen your core and is great fun. More info on 0409 414 151.

WHEN: 6.30pm-7.30pm

WHERE: Ipswich Masonic Centre, 82A Nicholas Street, Ipswich

COST: $15 per class

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